I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer, but it wasn’t until law school when I took my first elective class, Federal Income Taxation, that I knew I was really interested in tax law.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
NAPW honors Misty Priest as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in law and consulting. As the largest organization of women in the country, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with nearly 500,000 members and over 400 Local Chapters.
“I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer, but it wasn’t until law school when I took my first elective class, Federal Income Taxation, that I knew I was really interested in tax law,” says Ms. Priest.
After realizing she needed an LL.M. in Taxation in addition to her Juris Doctor, Ms. Priest enrolled in a J.D./LL.M. program at the University Of Miami School Of Law. After three years and armed with both degrees, Ms. Priest practiced for a while in Gainesville, Florida before founding The Priest Firm, LLC in 2012, a boutique law firm focusing on federal/state tax law, business planning and wealth/asset planning, as well as trusts and estates law.
An attorney licensed to practice in Florida, Ms. Priest is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. She plans to continue her law firm’s growth and expansion, serving clients in the Pensacola area and throughout the state.
Ms. Priest also serves as VP of her family’s consulting firm, Charles Brown Ventures, Inc. “My grandfather, Charles Brown, Sr., founded this company in 1966 as a plumbing company. My father, Charles Brown, Jr., followed in his footsteps and eventually took over the business,” she said proudly.
After years of successfully handling all types of construction projects, from beginning to completion to rehabilitation, the company now acts as construction consultants. “We have slowly transitioned, using our expertise in the construction industry to consult in various roles, including working with architects, engineers, owners, financial institutions and insurance companies, and serving as expert witnesses in construction litigation,” says Ms. Priest.